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Re: {Spam?} Re: Embedding CSS style sheets in XML documents

From: Werner Donné <werner.donne@re.be>
Date: Fri, 03 Sep 2004 09:47:23 +0200
Message-ID: <4138218B.9000202@re.be>
To: George Chavchanidze <gch@rmi.acnet.ge>
CC: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>, www-style@w3.org


I would like to add that implementing this has the technical
consequence that either a document must be scanned more than
once, because the style sheet may very well be at the end of
it. This depends on the XML vocabulary.

It therefore goes a bit against a web-architecture rule that
says that the UA should start displaying content as soon as
possible and not wait until the entire document is fetched.


George Chavchanidze wrote:
> Agree, there are technical issues that must be clarified.
> And IMHO this issue should be addressed by CSS WG,
> in particular why not to clarify it in upcoming CSS2.1 rec?
> On Thu, 2 Sep 2004, Boris Zbarsky wrote:
>>George Chavchanidze wrote:
>>>According to http://www.w3.org/TR/xml-stylesheet/
>>>instead of attaching external style sheets to XML documents
>>>one can embedd style sheets in document itself
>>This document is far too vague to be reasonably implementable 
>>interoperably, in my opinion (also in my opinion, this has something to 
>>do with it not being implemented in any browsers; I know for a fact that 
>>this is the reason it's not implemented in Mozilla).  Please see 
>>http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=61675 for some discussion on 
>>  this topic, including my principal objections (summarized in 
>>http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=61675#c12 and 

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